"The mathematics with education degree has set me up fantastically for a future career in Secondary Teaching. During the third year of my degree, I did a placement module which allowed me to spend one day a week in a local secondary school. I was able to see the day to day running of a school and was given the opportunity to gain some valuable teaching experience.
I also did the education module as my final year project: this enabled me to look in depth at one area of teaching mathematics in a secondary classroom. Being able to dedicate this amount of time into education research has given me a fantastic insight that will be beneficial to me during my PGCE year that I am currently undertaking. I thoroughly enjoyed carrying out my research and thanks to the great support that I received from my university tutors, I was lucky enough to receive an award for the best final year education project at my graduation.
The degree not only helped me to follow my chosen career path, but it also enabled me to carry on stretching and challenging my knowledge of the subject that I love, mathematics."